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Oodles of Googles: ILF presentation 2011

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  1. 1. Oodles of GooglesEverything you wanted to know about Google and more!
  2. 2. Oodles a superabundance ofanything; a mass of things; a heap; a great quantity.
  3. 3. That’s a lot of Google!
  4. 4. What’s on the menu?• Google +• Search• Gears• Talk• Calendar• Gmail• Site• Knol• iGoogle• Talk and so much more……
  5. 5. Before we start let’s think about what Google is doing.
  6. 6. We are in the age of cloud computing and Google is creating application stacks.
  7. 7. Cloud Computing Stacking Apps in the cloud Google Search Blogger Youtube Picassa Google docs Android Google Calendar Google Reader Google Images Get the idea
  8. 8. Which is awesome unless….
  9. 9. FRIENDS
  10. 10. Who am I to you?EmployeeMotherFriendRelativeGamerWriterCookMovie FanReaderSister/Brother
  11. 11. Google has created circles Work friends Relatives Acquaintances
  12. 12. This gives you PRIVACY
  13. 13. My circles
  14. 14. Who can see my profile?
  15. 15. Hint about +1
  16. 16. Photos
  17. 17. Streams and newsfeeds are the same
  18. 18. Sparks
  19. 19. Sparks and comments
  20. 20. Hangout
  21. 21. Mobile apps
  22. 22. More Mobile
  23. 23. Even more mobile
  24. 24. Chrome
  25. 25. Google+ and Facebook
  26. 26. Privacy andyour rights!
  27. 27. Facebook’s privacyagreement is 5830 wordsU.S. Constitution is 4543 words
  28. 28. Breaking news 11.11.2011 future-privacy-changes-opt-in.ars
  29. 29. Google changes how it searches. search.html
  30. 30. Search (Tips and Tricks)• Try the site: operator to limit the search to a specific site.• Example oil
  31. 31. Search (Tips and Tricks)• Use Google as a calculator.• Use it as a world clock
  32. 32. Search (Tips and Tricks)• Currency conversion• Area code finder
  33. 33. Search (Tips and Tricks)• Word definition
  34. 34. Search (Tips and Tricks)• ~ Helps you find related terms.
  35. 35. Search (Tips and Tricks)• Explicit Phrase: “What is Happiness?” An easy way to narrow your search.
  36. 36. Search (Tips and Tricks)• Date ranges: Search Term War 2000..2008
  37. 37. Google Books
  38. 38. Google Books
  39. 39. Google Books
  40. 40. Google Books
  41. 41. Gears formerly Google Gears• This is a piece of software that is offered by Google that enable powerful applications and new features to work in your web browser.
  42. 42. Gmail• Gears allows you to use Gmail while you are offline.• You can read mail, label it and compose messages this is all synchronized the next time you connect.
  43. 43. Gmail (Get driving directions)• If you enter the address into the email a map link will appear in the right hand column.
  44. 44. Gmail Tasks• You can use Gmail to create a task list.
  45. 45. Gmail Tasks
  46. 46. Gmail Tasks You can create multiple lists.You can edit details and add notes.
  47. 47. Gmail now has a new look and feel
  48. 48. Gmail (All work and no play…)• You can have some fun and play with themes of your Gmail account.Before
  49. 49. Gmail (All work and no play…)How to …1. Go to settings -> Theme Tab.
  50. 50. Gmail (All work and no play…)• After.
  51. 51. Gmail and labels• Label are just folders where you can organize your email massages. Go to settings and pick the labels tab to create a new label.
  52. 52. Did you know you can search only blogs? This is found under the “More” menu item in Google+ and then click on even more link at the bottom.
  53. 53. You can search patents.
  54. 54. You can search by product.
  55. 55. Results of e-book reader search
  56. 56. Google calendar• Before
  57. 57. Google calendar• After
  58. 58. Google calendar (Customize your view)• Settings -> General Settings -> Custom View Before AfterYou can customize the time period you would like be visible. One week or two
  59. 59. Google calendar (Show weather on your calendar)• Settings -> General -> Show weather based on my location and enter zip code.
  60. 60. Google calendar shortcuts
  61. 61. Google Buzz (Built into Gmail and looks like this ) Buzz works as a kind of social media integrator. I am going to add Twitter, Flickr and other stuff.
  62. 62. Google Buzz• Your Google profile is where you add your other Social Media. Ok so I fiddled with it for 30 minutes and could get it to do anything helpful.
  63. 63. Not a fan of Buzz• I use my profile post section to review and comment back
  64. 64. Google site (
  65. 65. Google Accounts• There are some really helpful tools that use all the time in the accounts section.
  66. 66. Google Account Google alerts are emails that are sent to you when Google finds a new search result that match your search term. These could be web pages, blogs, twitter comments. I use them to alert me to what people are saying about the library.This is another great tool that we use to analyze our web traffic.
  67. 67. Knol
  68. 68. Bonus Material
  69. 69. ThanksBlog: www.tscrobinson.comEmail: